5. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do


At the moment I am sitting at Gold Coast airport waiting for a bus to pick me up to see my soul sister. I am sure there is no coincidence that the time I have chosen to write this blog is the same day I am visiting an amazing soul is who is very near and dear to me. A soul that shines my light when I can’t see the path and who sings my song when I have forgotten the words. A love that I know is recognised and felt beyond this lifetime.

One of my most passionate times of my life is visiting and working in Cambodia. I met Emma almost three years ago after a 7 year relationship ended. I was lost, confused, shattered and really didn’t know where I was heading or what I was doing. It was day by day. We began to email as I started to make queries about a Head Heart and Hand Holiday that she was facilitating. Making the decision to go was the one of the greatest leaps I made and far out I am eternally grateful. Over 2 years later and I have travelled to Cambodia 4 times. I now co-facilitate the holidays with her and am part of the Head Heart and Hand Holiday family. We bring over groups of individuals who have a desire to be of service, follow their passion and truly connect with their heart space and what they love to do. To write what Cambodia means to be in one word would be magic.

The beauty of doing what you love for me is to be of service, especially in Cambodia. Sure I can jump on a plane a few times a year and work on local projects, build wash stations, playgrounds etc. That is the easy part! It is being of service and doing what I love each and every other day which is what matters most.  Having travelled and worked in Cambodia for the last few years has been one of the most inspiring aspects of my life. There is always more to learn, more to give and so much more to receive.

We can sometimes get caught up in grandiose plans, goals and ambitions. We forget to be still, quieten our minds and listen to our hearts. We get caught up in our minds and ego and life starts to defy us and we wonder why. Things don’t go the way we anticipate, we get caught up in drama and stories. We become distracted from who we really are and what we love.

So use this as a reminder to you, to your heart, your soul, your higher self. Are you doing what you love? Are you being the difference that you want to see in the world each and every day? Are you living with a grateful heart? These prods and pokes are not judgements rather a time of reflection and nurturing. We all swing off course from time to time; it is part of the learning. A time to dig deep, identify our shadows and embrace the wilder beast. I know mine has emerged a little of late and that is cool just for now.

For now I will be in the moment enjoy my soy latte and appreciate the treasures of goodness that surround me now (thanks universe for the eye candy) Be in gratitude for the freedom that I am so fortunate to have me and thank source for the timely reminder from Rumi. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Blessed be and so it is. So it is done. Namaste.

With a sprinkle of fairy dust and may magic follow your day.




I am my own very best friend. Older friends may come and go, but I am always here for me. I support myself in feeling good.


Learning to be my own best friend would have to be one of the most awesome lessons that I have been able to learn. When I looked at the affirmation I pondered for a little and wondered what it actually meant for me. What I am really aware of right now is that I am back in Cambodia for the fourth time in exactly 2 years. This time two years ago I certainly wasn’t my own very best friend and so much has happened since that very first trip. So the affirmation for today feels really symbolic for me is no so many ways. Not only is it about friendship with others but most importantly about the friendship I have with myself.

One of the most significant lessons is what my idea of friendship actually means and as time, lessons and years unveil, what friendship once was may be no longer. I know for me the last two years there has also been significant shift in friendships. It is not about whether or not it is good or bad it just is. The most important aspect that I have been able to acknowledge are the parts of me that are also growing and learning each time a shift happens. Whatever the situation that may present itself it is about reflecting that what is going on is merely a reflection as to where you are at or have been in the past. There is no reason to judge but to take personal responsibility and grow from the amazing lessons that presented. Each time it is about learning to be my own best friend.

So as I write after a day of building a playground in a remote village in Cambodia, I realise just how much I value my own friendship.  I realise and know even more so just how much gratitude and compassion I have for myself and how bloody blessed I am. It makes me understand how ridiculous it is each time I look at myself at the mirror and scold myself for being too whatever. For God’s sake I have food to fill my belly. When I get annoyed that my pants or tops that aren’t right, I can appreciate the abundance that I do have. The freedom in buying clothes is a choice that I have taken for granted so many times. It is not about judging or berating my actions, thoughts and feelings but acknowledging that I can be my own worst enemy or very best friend. Not sure about you but I would rather be my own very best friend. We can be so critical of our beautiful selves and find it way too easy to criticize and condemn our actions. When was the last time you looked at yourself in the mirror and said “I am awesome” Give it a go!! Cambodia feels like a best friend to me right now because it teaches me so much about myself and my life and I am so blessed to be in the Country of Wonder, a country that has taught me to know that I AM AWESOME! I am my own very best friend. Older friends may come and go, but I am always here for me. I support myself in feeling good.

With a sprinkle of fairy dust and may magic follow your day.


With HUGE love